Just a few points and questions about bus workings in Huddersfield. Most are about Stagecoach.
Does any one know what has happened to the Optare Solos that Stagecoach operated? Ive only recently noticed that they have gone.
There have also been a number of Olympians in operation. All Leyland Olympian 14524 is the only one I have managed to identify but I think there may be more plus I have noticed an Alexander RL bodied Volvo Olympian in use. Does any one know whats the deal with these? Seems odd for Stagecoach Huddersfield to gain more double deckers when most of the current allocation spend the day at the depot only seeing use on school workings and on the 80 series of routes.
The K-Line operated Huddersfield Free Town bus (HFTB) is currently being worked by normal HFTB Solo YJ56WFH but with MX55 BYK as its partner, This is a standard Metro liveried Solo.
Plus Solo MX03YCZ is in K-Lines Blue and White livery along with Solo MX56NLP but this carries it in the style of the Metro livery. Are these last 2 Solos new to the fleet?, their livery looks very fresh.
I know this is a lot of info and questions but a lot has happened in Huddersfield lately. Any help will be great fully received.
This is will explain why Halifax Joint Committee liveried Wright bodied Darts where operating round Huddersfield last week. I havent seen them this week tho.
Last Monday there where some Ex Dublin Bus double deckers, still in Dublin livery with their middle doors removed, operating the route with the Darts operating for the rest of the week. But as I say I havent seen any of these buses this week.
Sorry for the late reply, ive been in Amsterdam for the last week and a bit.
I have not got my pic of 30843 in the latest issue of BUSES. I sent my picture, a while after I took it, to the editor but he already had another picture of the bus. This picture, which has been published, was taken by a guy called Stephen Whiteley.
Looking at the picture in the mag and the picture you have linked to they are taken by different people. They have been taken at the same location but seem to be on different days as the passengers are different.
I have, however, had three other pictures published in the current issue of BUSES on pages 40/41 as part of the article about Transdev.
Ive managed (finally) to get a number of pictures of misallocations onto my site. They are taken over the last few weeks. I posted all these misallocations in the normal misallocation thread but have only recently got the pictures onto my fotopic site.